Revolution 2×03 “Love Story” – Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) makes a valiant attempt to rescue Miles (Billy Burke) and to escape with an ailing Tribesman’s wife, while Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) and Jason (JD Pardo) are caught off-guard, assaulted by violent refugees. Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) and Adam (Patrick Heusinger) are at odds over what to do with Monroe (David Lyons). Legions of Tribesmen threaten all of Willoughby but with questionable leadership and Aaron (Zak Orth) faces death, yet again.
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10/16/2013 (08:00PM – 09:00PM) (Wednesday) : WOUNDS HEAL, WHILE NEW BONDS FORM – Monroe (David Lyons) and Charlie’s (Tracy Spiridakos) dynamic begin to evolve. Meanwhile, wounds of Miles (Billy Burke) and Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) begin to heal, yet her curiosity and heightened awareness could be her undoing. Neville’s (Giancarlo Espositio) manipulation of Patriot power brokers makes Machiavelli look like a cherub and Aaron’s (Zak Orth) mind works overtime awake or asleep with mind-blowing effectiveness. Rachel and Miles begin planning a resistance to what they believe might be the Patriot occupation.
Also starring JD Pardo, Stephen Collins, Nicole Ari Parker, Jessica Collins, Jason Douglas, Richard T. Jones, Steven Culp, Matt Ross and Damon Carney.
Revolution 2×02 “There Will Be Blood” – Miles’s (Billy Burke) life is in grave danger as he finds himself in the clutches of Titus Andover (Matt Ross). Charlie (Tracy Spiridakos) is determined to find Monroe (David Lyons), as Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) and her father, Dr. Porter (Stephen Collins) desperately attempt to revive Aaron (Zak Orth). Meanwhile, Neville (Giancarlo Esposito) hatches a plan to infiltrate the Patriots. Also starring JD Pardo, Patrick Heusinger, Tim Guinee, Jessica Collins, Adam Beach and Nicole Ari Parker.
1. Charlie’s All Grown Up
While many took issue with Tracy Spiridakos’ headstrong teenager in Season 1, Charlie will be out on her own in Season 2 and finally developing an identity independent of her family. She’s on the hunt for Monroe (David Lyons) and while she’s still not as tough as she thinks she is, it’s nice to see her demonstrating how capable she is now that she’s stepped out of Miles (Billy Burke) and Rachel’s (Elizabeth Mitchell) shadows. There’s no more whining, only ass-kicking.
2. Fresh Faces
Charlie’s journey will bring her into contact with newcomer Patrick Heusinger, who plays a cocky (and appropriately attractive) bounty hunter called Adam who is somewhat reminiscent of a certain elder Winchester brother. Adam is charming and enigmatic enough to add an intriguing new dynamic, and we’re curious to learn more about his backstory as the season progresses. Also joining the show is Stephen Collins, playing Rachel’s father, Dr. Porter, who isn’t exactly a fan of Miles but who allows us to see a very different side of Rachel.
3. It’s Darker
Despite the earlier timeslot, Kripke — who earned our eternal affection by creating the genuinely scary, undeniably thrilling “Supernatural” — is doubling down on the creepiness this season, with Miles encountering a new foe who’s a very different kind of evil, but possibly even more dangerous than Monroe, in his own way. The ending of Episode 2 is chilling.
4. Giancarlo Esposito Is Still A Badass
We doubt this is ever going to change, but it’s still worth repeating — the calculating Tom Neville always has a trick up his sleeve, but the season premiere will see the former Major in a whole new light, allowing Esposito to turn in a gut-wrenching performance. Still, even when Neville’s down, you can’t count him out, and it’s great to see the resilient villain trying to find a new path to power even when the world has shifted around him.
5. Two words: Fight Club
You’ll understand (and approve) when you see the premiere.
6. More Backstory
Seeing the world before and immediately after the blackout has always been fascinating, and there are plenty of flashbacks to help flesh out our favorite characters’ pasts, giving us new insight into relationships that we thought we understood. And yes, that does mean the return of Tim Guinee as Ben Matheson.
7. A Bigger Bad?
With Monroe deposed, it’s time for a new villain — but is it the President of the United States? In the final moments of Season 1, we saw that the President was still alive, ironically holed up in Guantanamo Bay and waiting to return, a plan that will be put in motion by his supporters, the Patriots. They certainly seem to have the people’s best interests at heart from the outset, but can they be trusted? Not all of our characters think so, especially given what Randall Flynn set in motion in the Season 1 finale.
A world without power is a terrifying enough concept, but the denizens of Revolution‘s dystopia have grown so accustomed to the horror that they’re not afraid to celebrate Halloween. In the Oct. 16 episode, Rachel and the folks of Willoughby, Texas, try to show the town’s kids that life does go on. “There’s a homespun feel to it,” says co-executive producer Anne Cofell Saunders, who also cowrote the episode. “If you watch carefully, you’ll see that when kids wear an old Darth Vader or Tweety Bird mask, the costume is mismatched. They don’t know the pop-culture references.”
For Rachel (Elizabeth Mitchell) and Aaron (Zak Orth), the psychological scars from indirectly assisting in a nuclear strike on Atlanta and Philadelphia — and, in Aaron’s case, dying and being brought back to life — are still fully in evidence. Says Saunders, “The town’s Halloween celebration becomes an eerie backdrop for the drama going on in their lives.” ‘
Question: Got any scoop on Revolution? —Kevin
Ausiello: The mystery man known as Mr. President will be unmasked “by midseason,” exec producer Eric Kripke confirms. “For now, he’s just this shadowy figure that is moving into the White House, and we’ll start to tease all that out.” Bonus Scoop: Adam Beach (SVU, Big Love) makes his first appearance in Wednesday’s premiere playing “the sheriff of the town of Willoughby that our heroes stumble into and immediately there’s a little friction with Miles because he senses that there’s [something off],” Kripke explains. “Miles comes into town using an alias and not wanting anyone to know his true identity, and Adam begins to realize pretty quickly that there’s more to Miles than meets the eye.” TVLine
Thanks for the Revolution scoop, but what’s going on with Monroe this season? — April
NATALIE: The deposed leader of the former Monroe Republic is drowning his sorrows in, well, sex — as is Charlie, who, thankfully is not sharing Monroe’s bed. But the horndogs will cross paths early on. Unfortunately, their meeting will be even more devastating for Charlie than that time that he, you know, tried to kill everyone she loves. - TVGuide
Question: I’d love some scoop on the Miles/Rachel dynamic on Revolution this season. Any movement with these two? —Claire
Ausiello: “It’s going to go back and forth a bit, as those things do,” Billy Burke shares with a wink. As Season 2 opens — dropping a big piece hint along the way that things were hot-n-heavy ‘tween the two in the past — “It’s a little chilly, and then it warms up a bit,” Burke says. “And then things ensue that cause another rift.” – TVLine